I cant seem to find a blue for water that I like, Ive changed the water color many times and cant find the color that says Atlantic Ocean. This is the first bigger painting Ive done so Im proud of that .
Im so happy to finally be posting something. This is my son and my niece at the beach ad I am so happy to have finished this one. This was a bit over my head, I have never done people and this is my sons face so I really struggled. My husband who has an unbelievable eye for detail helped me finish this....god bless him.This was a real challenge for me but Im happy with it and I think I learned alot. I am a huge fan of Elizabeth Blaylock and she does alot of people on beach and she does it well so please check hers out.
I just spent way too long trying to take a picture of a Margarita glass I painted and I just cant get a good picture. (probably a sign that I shouldnt post because it didnt go so well) I would love to hear others tricks to how they get good pictures to post. This was a 6x6 with a black background which seemed to really make it difficult. All suggestions appreciated.
OK so I know this looks like one I already posted but this was the original that I did in class with a trained professional. There really is a big difference. I realize that when I have someone looking over my shoulder I feel more accountable and dont rush it like I do on my own. I just wish I could have her in my pocket for when I had questions. I am working on a piece in class which is 2 children on the beach, I would have already thrown the canvas if I didnt have back up. Hope to finish on Tuesday.
So I worked on these yesterday and tried to take all the comments I received and put them in play. I think they look much better, especially the granny. Keep the comments coming I appreciate it! Thanks!
Thanks to all for the great suggestions....hoping to get some time to paint later and try everything out however I realized I threw out the avocado. Does anyone take photos when they do still lifes so they can go back to it or would that not work out so well. Just wondering.
Two things I struggle with....shadows and background color. Any input? Im going to work some more on this today . I dont like the shadow and I want to bring more depth to the pit. Wanted to post to get some suggestions or advice.
This was a quick interpretation of the photo of Watch Hill at the end of my blog. I will be doing this in art class and cant wait to see what I can make of it. My picture taking skills are still atrocious so the colors all look muted. Hope to figure it out soon.
This is what I like to call a disaster. I'm not really sure what went wrong. I started with a gray background that just blended in to the rest so I switched to black which is OK but I guess I didn't get enough shading under the mushrooms. So discouraging!